triOS College (Oshawa Campus)

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Addiction Worker

triOS College (Oshawa Campus)

Faculty:Faculty of Healthcare
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling
Length:47 Week(s)
Careers:Addiction CounsellorsSocial and Community Service Workers


The Addiction Worker program has been designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required for employment as an Addiction Worker. During the program, students learn to apply the principles of addiction, pharmacology and structured relapse prevention planning. Students gain practical skills in intake, assessment, motivational interviewing and treatment planning with a strong emphasis on case management and professional ethics.

The program focuses on developing group facilitation skills as well as entry-level skill development in 1-2-1 counselling. Coverage includes an in-depth study of family dynamics and addiction as well as special populations: Natives and other ethnic/cultural groups, youth, sexual minorities, elderly, concurrent disorders, homeless, gender (women), crime, HIV/AIDS and suicidal clients. Principles of communication are explored in great depth and students will explore anger and stress management techniques and receive NVCI certification and CPR/First Aid training.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and academic achievement assessment passed). Signed acknowledgement regarding Vulnerable Persons check and a clear medical certificate.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 10, 2018